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ForensicPsychology

Forensic Psychology

Unique in Scotland, this programme is designed to introduce you to relevant applications of psychology, forensic, criminological and legal issues and contexts.

The MSc Forensic Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is aimed at graduates with a psychology degree.

Professionals from different, related backgrounds may be interested in our MSc Psychology in Forensic Settings.

UK & EU Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:1 Year

Course Start Date:14 September 2015

Course Mode:Full Time

Subject Area:Psychology

Location:GCU

Course Fees

Students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Students from Scotland and the rest of the EU

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry RequirementsUK Honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in psychology recognised by the BPS as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), and relevant work experience.

Applicants without GBC, who have other relevant qualifications or experience, may be admitted to our parallel programme MSc Psychology in Forensic Settings.
Additional RequirementsAll applicants must provide evidence demonstrating experience working with an appropriate client group (e.g. offenders, victims, or young people at risk of offending) in a forensic setting.
English Language RequirementsIELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Non UK/EU Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:1 Year

Course Start Date:14 September 2015

Course Mode:Full Time

Subject Area:Psychology

Location:GCU

Course Fees

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry RequirementsUK Honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in psychology recognised by the BPS as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), and relevant work experience.

Applicants without GBC, who have other relevant qualifications or experience, may be admitted to our parallel programme MSc Psychology in Forensic Settings.
Additional RequirementsAll applicants must provide evidence demonstrating experience working with an appropriate client group (e.g. offenders, victims, or young people at risk of offending) in a forensic setting.
English Language RequirementsIELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

International Entry RouteOverseas students who would be interested in taking the accredited course could take their language test then come to to GCU to take our conversion psychology degree (PgD Psychology Conversion) and then take the MSc programme.

College Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:1 Year

Course Start Date:14 September 2015

Course Mode:Full Time

Subject Area:Psychology

Location:GCU

Course Fees

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Programme Description

Forensic psychology is one of the significant areas of development in contemporary psychology.

Forensic psychologists work in, or with, the prison services, special hospitals, secure units, the courts, the police and social work, probation and community mental health services; others are employed in academic or commercial settings.

The MSc Forensic Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is aimed at graduates with a psychology degree. It provides an important step towards professional practice and chartered status in this field.

The parallel MSc Psychology in Forensic Settings offers professionals from different, related backgrounds, the opportunity to undertake training across the same subject areas but does not lead to an externally accredited psychology qualification.

Taught by academics from the Departments of Psychology, Criminology and Law, these programmes will help you adopt an independent, analytical and evaluative approach to learning and practice.

In addition to the expertise within the academic community, the programmes are always increasing their strength through links with practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as the Stage 1 on the route towards Chartered Status and membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are excellent and can range from application of psychological techniques to the detection, assessment and treatment of offenders, to advising on selection and training of staff and the development of services.
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